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new customs ^_^ [Feb. 19th, 2005|10:05 pm]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[music |our lady peace - starseed]

Finally got a bit of free time! Worked on two new customs & a design for a 3rd. A few commissions are on the drawing board...still awaiting final details & payments. ^_^

Here is Rainsplash...she's going on eBay tomorrow night. Click on her symbol for her page.

The other one is the Dragonfly Faerie. This one's going to be interesting. She still needs hair. ^_^

The third one is still being designed...Cairistìona. This one's going to be a regal Celtic pony. I decided to make this one instead of the super cute Easter ponies, since Hasbro already has a slew of them!

Also, don't forget that the auction for Amber Wishes ends tomorrow night.

[User Picture]From: cherry_cupcakes
2005-02-20 04:43 pm (UTC)
XDXD I love Rainsplash's hair! It's soo pretty! And her eyes are so...exotic. Love her!
and Our Lady Peace is my favorite band! =^^=
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2005-02-20 05:20 pm (UTC)
Rainsplash is cool! I love her eyes. And the hair! How on EARTH did you dye those stripes? Oo;;;

The Dragonfly Faerie isn't showing up for me! ;_; Cairistiona (how do you get the accent on the 'i' in LJ? *blinks*) sounds great too! Can't wait to see her! I love your Celtic ponies. ^_^

I bid! I bid! ...I will hopefully just wind up driving the price up as you deserve more for her than I can afford, but I bid! ^_~
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2005-02-21 07:09 am (UTC)
*blinku* And...I won! *amazed* *HAPPY!* Will email you about payment tomorrow...on m'way to bed. T_T
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[User Picture]From: screwallofu
2005-02-21 06:56 am (UTC)
Nice.. her hair makes me squee everytime I see it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-21 09:08 pm (UTC)
you have a great taste in music
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-02-25 05:09 am (UTC)
Awww...many thanks for the comments. About my ponies & my music! ^_^
Oh, I'm surprised that the accent mark on Cairistìona showed up. I just cut & pasted the name from a document.
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[User Picture]From: maru_mari
2005-02-25 06:04 pm (UTC)
Hi, i've had you friended for just a little while. I've been into ponies most of my life and i'm also very craftsy, so it's like the idea of customizing had always been on the tip of my brain and it was this giant epiphany when i found your site (duh!). i've been reading loads of customizing stuff since then, trying to concoct a game plan for my first attempt. A lot of the techniques people are using come off as downright scary (keep in mind, i read yours first) and i've pretty much concluded that, if my first pony needs a body-color change, that i'll probably go with painting. Your suggestions, however, recommend a 'base coat', and while this is a painting term i am familiar with, i've never worked with acrylics, and am wondering what one would use as a base coat? is this a primer of some variety? or is 'base coat' a product made specifically for acrylic painting? I understand you're busy (i couldn't find your email address in a usable form) and so i apologize for consuming your time, it's just that most everyone else dyes their ponies and so i can't seem to find this info without asking. : / (also i'd like to add my vote for the glitter-symbol bean spillage on your site since other sources are recommending gel pens! (which might actually work just fine but sound really scary) eep!)
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[User Picture]From: maru_mari
2005-02-25 06:05 pm (UTC)
geesh. i just realized what an obnoxious block of text that was. gah.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-03-01 07:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for adding me as a friend. ^_^ I usually use white colored acrylics as a base coat. I prefer the base coats, but some people will leave them out when painting a pony darker. Dyeing is probably easier, but it's not permanent. It's simply not designed to be.

My e-mail is listed on my website. It takes me a little while, but I answer all of my e-mails. ^_^

Don't be afraid to experiment. You could practice your techniques on fakies if you're not comfortable with real ponies. You can get them pretty cheaply at any 2nd hand store.

If you use gel pens, your symbols will need to be sealed. Otherwise, they will smudge. I haven't experimented much in this area, so you're on your own. ^_^
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